This is the foot in the door. Trust me, unless the ACLU or some other entity slaps it down with a 1A lawsuit, the next step is to attach funding to the percentage of completed surveys that get returned.
Fascism doesn't come overnight, it's a creeping progression, especially for a country with a democracy as old as ours. The GQP has been moving toward fascism since at least the late 90's, when they lost their freaking minds when Janet Reno declared that Reichwing militias were a significant threat of domestic terrorism. The DOJ had to retract that statement, and was afraid until recently, in spite of all the available evidence, to broach that subject again. Then in 2000, Cheney moved the fascism ball 20 yards from the goal line, when he backed the "Unitary Executive" theory of government, and misused our intel services in order to start an illegal war in order to win reelection. Fast forward to Dotard, who built on that, and came dangerously close to overthrowing a free and fair election, which would have been touchdown, game over. He was fortunate enough to find Barr, who was more than willing to weaponize the DOJ to attack Combover Quisling's enemies. Fortunately in the end, it appears that Barr, and other in DOJ got cold feet.
Democracy is like a delicate flower, it needs to be fed and watered, given sunshine and cared for. For too long, Dems have been taking democracy for granted, and now we find ourselves in an existential battle for the soul and future of our country, a fight that we NEED to win, but not enough of us are taking as seriously as the MAGAts who are all-in for fascism.